In November last year, Asus announced the list of Asus devices to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update but there was no time frame mentioned in the official post from Asus. There were total 3 Asus modes that were listed in the update roadmap at that time. No Asus device got the Marshmallow update since that announcement, but now, ASUS has again posted a list of the Asus Zenfone smartphones that will get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update and has also confirmed that these device will get the Marshmallow upgrade in the Q2 of the year 2016.
So we can now expect that Asus will roll out the update starting April to June this year to the following listed Zenfone devices:
- PadFone S (PF500KL)
- ZenFone 2 (ZE550ML, ZE551ML)
- ZenFone 2 Deluxe (ZE551ML)
- ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition (ZE551ML)
- ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE500KG, ZE500KL, ZE550KL, ZE551KL, ZE600KL, ZE601KL)
- ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL)
- ZenFone Max (ZC550KL)
- ZenFone Zoom (ZX551ML)
So two new Zenfone models are now added to the new list that includes the Zenfone Max and Zenfone Zoom. This new Marshmallow update will bring new features and enhancement for the Zenfone devices. The update includes new features like Google Messenger, Calendar, and Gmail apps that will automatically be included with the Android M update and will replace replace three ZenUI apps that are ASUS Messenger, ASUS Mail and ASUS Calendar.
“Google Messenger, Calendar, and Gmail apps will automatically be included with the Android M update. These apps will replace three ZenUI apps—ASUS Messenger, ASUS Mail and ASUS Calendar—as the default apps in the Android M version of ZenUI if you restore to factory settings after the update.” posted the Asus forum admin.
Stay tuned for more news and updates.